Greater Topeka 20 Under 40: Nathan Morris
Photo by Nathan Ham
Education: Washburn University
Hometown: Holton, KS
Spouse: Annie Morris
Child: Elyse (3)
My role model is my grandfather, Don Morris. He has taught me so many things about life and business. He is a man from the Silent Generation. The mix of hard work, determination, and unwavering values is what I look up to the most.
Best Advice Ever Received:
It is simple. Happiness is a state of mind. It doesn’t matter what you are going through or how hard it is. It is all in your control whether you are happy or not.
Accomplishment Most Proud Of:
Finishing Ironman Lake Placid in 2012. It was the first time in my life that I set an extreme goal and completed it. When I was 310 pounds and telling myself in three years I would swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run a marathon all in the same day, I thought I was crazy. Sometimes crazy can be a great thing.
Favorite Thing About Humanity:
There is always someone willing to step up. No matter what is going on in my life or out in the community, when something happens someone always steps up.
Co-founder of Entrepreneurs & Ale.
Leadership Greater Topeka Class of 2012.
Topeka Active 20-30 Member.
Chair of TEDXTopeka.
Immediate Past Chair of Fast Forward.
“Nathan’s dedication to the community, desire to succeed and overall positive attitude are exactly the qualities that we need in young professionals and young entrepreneurs in Topeka. He is a proven leader who is well respected by the people that he works with.”
- Jennifer Owen
Fast Forward Manager
Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce